Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer's migration patterns state to state during the course of the year.
For the 4th year in a row The Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity attributed to more and more Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring. Oregon held on the top spot of high inbound states for the 3rd year in a row followed by South Carolina.
California had 26,715 shipments. 13,045 was outbound and 13,670 inbound. moving ratio was 48.8% vs 51.2%. It is a balanced movement favoring California just over 2% inbound excess.
This year’s data reflects longer-term trends of people moving to the Pacific West, where cities such as Portland and Seattle are seeing the combination of a boom in the technology and creative marketing industry, as well as a growing ‘want’ for outdoor activity and green space,” said Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The aging Boomer population is driving relocation from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South, as more and more people retire to warmer regions.
I am researching the patterns of migration to Berkeley. I will compile a post as soon as I find recent data about why people move to Berkeley and why they are moving out from Berkeley.